Nathan Kirkpatrick is an Episcopal priest who consults with congregations and organizations. For 16 years, he was a director of numerous education programs for Duke Divinity School and from 2014 to 2021 was director of Alban at Duke Divinity. His portfolio over the years included directing the United Methodist Course of Study program, a school for hundreds of local pastors, editing the Alban Weekly and guiding the publication of four dozen Alban books through the relationship with Rowman & Littlefield. He holds degrees from Wake Forest University and Duke University. He has done further study in religion and psychology at Durham University in Durham, U.K. He is certified in a number of psychometric assessments and in the Center for Creative Leadership’s SkillScope 360º feedback tool.
The Vital Worship, Vital Preaching Grants Program at the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship is designed to foster, strengthen and sustain well-grounded worship in congregations throughout the U.S. and Canada. Two streams of grants are offered: to teacher-scholars and to worshiping communities.
Grant proposal due date options include October 15, 2023, or February 15 or June 15, 2024.